Flight Before Christmas

what it would be like to have him sitting that close to her for such an extended period of time. It won't matter, she reassured herself. You're going to be so busy going down chimneys and sliding onto the fire escapes of fourth-floor ...

Author: Christine Pope

Publisher: Dark Valentine Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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They’ll have to fly faster than reindeer to rescue Santa…and save Christmas. Other than the pleasure of etching delicate tendrils of ice on windows, there’s not much Kai Ulfsen enjoys about life under Jack Frost’s rule. But when he’s roped into serving on a strike team to kidnap Santa and destroy Christmas, Kai’s had enough. Frost must be stopped. Human witches, the only other beings on Earth with magical powers, are his only hope. He never expected his search would lead him a woman with sky-blue eyes and hair like a river of gold. Stella Monroe is five minutes away from closing up her tea shop for the holiday when a vision of Nordic male perfection fills the doorway. And, even more surreal, this beautiful man with silver hair, aquamarine eyes, and…pointed ears?...needs her help. Granted, she flies the fastest broom at the Witch Olympics, but is her magic equal to a task like this? But maybe with a little luck — and a bag of pixie dust — Kai and Stella can beat the clock, beat Frost at his own game, and save the happiest holiday of the year.

How the Movies Saved Christmas

The Flight Before Christmas. internet movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/ tt0885415/ The Flight Before Christmas. Santa monica, CA: Genius products, 2008. DvD video. Johans, Jen. The Flight Before Christmas.

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476627700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

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 Santa Claus is in trouble! Who will save Christmas? This A-to-Z guide to holiday films, television movies and series specials provides cast, credits, production information and commentary for 228 cinema Christmases that were almost ruined by villains, monsters, spirits, secularism, greed, misanthropy or elf error—but were saved by helpful animals, magic snowmen, selfless children or compassionate understanding. Reviews and references are included.

Having a Wonderful Christmas Time Film Guide

Films/ABC US/Italy 25min ** The Night Before Christmas (1905) Dir: Edwin S. Porter Silent short Christmas film, which closely follows Clement Clarke Moore's 1823 poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' and was the first film production ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312140455



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The Christmas Encyclopedia 3d ed

... 163 The Flight Before Christmas 1844185 The Flight into Egypt (musical work) 69 The Flight into Egypt (works of art) 149, 430 Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission 130 “Fling Out the Banner!

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605739

Category: Religion

Page: 540

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This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia (2001) adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas symbols; Christmas plants, place names, and stamps; and celebrations in countries around the world, including the origins of some of the most cherished traditions in the United States. Unique to this work is its emphasis on Christmas as depicted in the popular media, with entries covering literary works such as Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Silver Bells, classic television series such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, motion pictures such as Arthur Christmas and Santa Clause 3, and television specials expressing holiday themes.

Analyzing Christmas in Film

In A Very Cool Christmas, Lindsay (Brooke Nevin) discloses that she's on a low-carb diet. In The Flight Before Christmas (2015), Stephanie (Mayim Bialik) and her seatmate Michael (Ryan McPartlin) get grounded in Montana due to inclement ...

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498541824

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

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Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected snowy weather – as well as mirrors our own festivities back to us. Films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone have come to play key roles in real-life domestic celebrations: watching such titles has become, for many families, every bit as important as tree-trimming and leaving cookies out for Santa. These films have exported the American take on the holiday far and wide and helped us conjure an image of the perfect holiday. Rather than settling the ‘what is a Christmas film?’ debate – indeed, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are discussed within – Analyzing Christmas in Film: Santa to the Supernatural focuses on the how Christmas is presented on the deluge of occasions when it appears. While most Christmas films are secular, religion makes many cameos, appearing through Nativity references, storylines involving spiritual rebirth, the framing of Santa as a Christ-like figure and the all-importance of family, be it the Holy family or just those gathered around the dining table. Also explored are popular narratives involving battles with stress and melancholy, single parents and Christmas martyrs, visits from ghosts and angels, big cities and small towns, break-ups and make-ups and the ticking clock of mortality. Nearly 1000 films are analyzed in this volume to determine what the portrayal of Christmas reveals about culture, society and faith as well as sex roles, consumerism, aesthetics and aspiration.


The Flight Before Christmas By LT Robert F. O'Connor ( Ret . ) and Robert Trotter with apologies to Clement Moore 11 Now listen closely and you shall hear , The strangest tale in many a year . The story of how , on a Christmas long past ...



ISBN: MINN:30000010493355

Category: Aeronautics


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The naval aviation safety review.

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals

AF Plcy Ltr for Comdrs : Sup No.8 : 25-31 Aug 175 Increasing productivity in the business of police work . ( Interview with DC police chief Maurice ... Maj Orlen L. Brownfield , MAC Flyer 22 : 16-17 Dec '75 The Flight Before Christmas .



ISBN: UOM:39015055042504

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 456

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The MAC Flyer

4 Passenger Safety of Flight Get ahold of yourself . 6 A Farewell to Pens A supervising editor's parting shot . 8 Decisions " V znaii sila molodoi chelovek . " 11 We Know What You Want for Christmas A printable xmas list .



ISBN: UIUC:30112075638939

Category: Aeronautics, Military


View: 496


Happy Holidays Animated

Fleming, Shaun 193, 194,308,331 Fleming, Shauntia 22 Fleng, Søren 12 Flesher, Vivienne 215 Fletcher, Justin 33, 314,334 Fletcher, Valerie 10 “Flicker Saves Christmas” 126 The Flight before Christmas 106, 168 Flight Squad 65 Fligsten, ...

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672939

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 418

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Since the early 20th century, animated Christmas cartoons have brightened the holiday season around the world—first in theaters, then on television. From devotional portrayals of the Nativity to Santa battling villains and monsters, this encyclopedia catalogs more than 1,800 international Christmas-themed cartoons and others with year-end themes of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Explore beloved television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, theatrical shorts such as Santa’s Workshop, holiday episodes from animated television series like American Dad! and The Simpsons, feature films like The Nutcracker Prince and obscure productions such as The Insects’ Christmas, along with numerous adaptations and parodies of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Twas the Night before Christmas.

Phantom in the Sky

My last flight before Christmas vacation was with Major Noggle. I really was uncomfortable flying with him and not just because he wasn't a member of 232. Noggle, for all his smarts, didn't seem to have a feel for the plane.

Author: Terry L. Thorsen

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574417623

Category: History

Page: 344

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Phantom in the Sky is the story of a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in the back seat of the supersonic Phantom jet during the Vietnam War—a unique, tactical perspective of the “guy in back,” or GIB, absent from other published aviation accounts. During the time of Terry L. Thorsen’s service from 1966 to 1970, the RIO played an integral part in enemy aircraft interception and ordnance delivery. In Navy and Marine F-4 Phantom jets, the RIO was a second pair of eyes for the pilot, in charge of communications and navigation, and great to have during emergencies. Thorsen endured the tough Platoon Leaders Course at Quantico and barely earned a commission. He underwent aviation and intercept training while suffering airsickness issues—and still earned his wings. Thorsen joined the oldest and most decorated squadron in the Marine Corps, the VMFA-232 Red Devils in southern California, as it prepared for deployment to Vietnam. In combat, Thorsen felt angst when he saw the sky darken around him from anti-aircraft artillery explosions high above the Ho Chi Minh Trail. On his first close air support mission in support of ground troops (the majority of his Marine aviation missions), he witnessed tracers whiz by his canopy. On one harrowing sortie, he and his pilot purposely became the target to save an Army unit battling an enemy just a hundred feet away. On secret missions with secret weapons, they dove at anti-aircraft artillery muzzle flashes and flew as a low as fifty feet off the deck during close air support sorties, "scraping" the napalm off their plane. For one mission a friend survived a crash landing, but a training instructor vanished without a trace.